Having a concrete, step by step, plan is amazing! Training for a triathlon is easy when all you have to do is look at your plan each day and do what it says. But to create that plan, one must have a goal. What race? What length? What date? Then you work backwards to figure [...]
What? I somehow, somewhy, bought a Peloton! Apparently so did all of the other people during the pandemic, so I had to wait 3 months for it to arrive. During those months, I was able to do the Peloton workouts through the app. For cycling workouts I was on my trainer. I had to guess [...]
Work can be measured in hours or productivity or in satisfaction. How do you measure? Measuring based on time spent seems to me one of the silliest ways, and yet, there isn't always a clear alternative.
I realized that I have been spending considerable mental energy mulling comments made to me over in my head. The comments were in effect "you need to work harder" and I continually respond in my head, providing self-justification for the way I work. He was in a position to give me advice, and was basing [...]
What does it mean to be prepared? So many levels. So many factors. And alway more to do. Only you can decide the right balance. What are your priorities? Are you getting in your own way by always preparing and never moving on, or getting sloppy?
What are five potential life paths you could see yourself on - either as a potential future or if you had done things differently earlier? A similar question was posted in Chip Conley's book Rebel Rules. It is an interesting thought experiment. What lives could you see yourself living? It doesn't have to be about [...]
Who will volunteer to take on this task...? If you wait long enough someone else will probably raise their hand. But is that a good thing? Some of us need to be reminded that it's okay if we aren't always the first to raise our hands. Others of us could likely benefit tremendously from raising [...]
I came into the middle of a radio program, but from the sound of it, the guest was a prior-nazi-sympathizer who was treated in the hospital by someone who was Jewish. The doctor saved his life, despite his wearing a swastika. The guest's beliefs had shifted, and he was grateful to that doctor. The host [...]
It was damp. The snow had turned to rain and puddles were starting to form. I walked down the hill and approached an intersection and stopped to wait for an approaching car. It seemed to be heading a little too quickly down that particular road, and turned right in front of me. That was legal [...]
When we have an area of expertise and people come to us seeking our advice, it is natural to want them to take advice possibly with minimal explanation as to why you are suggesting a particular action. But some people need to understand the ins and outs or something thoroughly. It doesn't mean they don't [...]